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Olympus 6020 vs Panasonic FP5

Portability
95
Imaging
36
Features
32
Overall
34
Olympus Stylus Tough 6020 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP5 front
Portability
95
Imaging
37
Features
33
Overall
35

Olympus 6020 vs Panasonic FP5 Key Specs

Olympus 6020
(Full Review)
  • 13MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 64 - 1600
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-140mm (F3.9-5.9) lens
  • 122g - 95 x 62 x 22mm
  • Revealed February 2010
  • Alternative Name is mju Tough 6020
Panasonic FP5
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 35-140mm (F3.5-5.9) lens
  • 141g - 101 x 59 x 18mm
  • Released January 2011
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Olympus 6020 vs Panasonic FP5 Overview

In this write-up, we will be contrasting the Olympus 6020 versus Panasonic FP5, former being a Waterproof while the latter is a Ultracompact by competitors Olympus and Panasonic. The resolution of the 6020 (13MP) and the FP5 (14MP) is relatively well matched and they come with the same exact sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The 6020 was announced 11 months before the FP5 which means that they are both of a similar age. Both the cameras offer different body type with the Olympus 6020 being a Compact camera and the Panasonic FP5 being a Ultracompact camera.

Before getting straight into a in depth comparison, below is a quick highlight of how the 6020 matches up vs the FP5 with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Olympus 6020 over the Panasonic FP5

 6020 FP5 

Reasons to pick Panasonic FP5 over the Olympus 6020

 FP5 6020 
ReleasedJanuary 2011February 2010More recent by 11 months
Screen sizing3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Common features in the Olympus 6020 and Panasonic FP5

 6020 FP5 
Focus manually No manual focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen resolution230k230kIdentical screen resolution
Selfie screen Neither includes selfie screen

Olympus 6020 vs Panasonic FP5 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is looking to lug around your camera regularly, you have to factor in its weight and size. The Olympus 6020 features physical measurements of 95mm x 62mm x 22mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 0.9") accompanied by a weight of 122 grams (0.27 lbs) while the Panasonic FP5 has specifications of 101mm x 59mm x 18mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 0.7") and a weight of 141 grams (0.31 lbs).

Take a look at the Olympus 6020 versus Panasonic FP5 in our completely new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Bear in mind, the weight of an ILC will vary depending on the lens you have chosen at that time. Underneath is the front view measurements comparison of the 6020 versus the FP5.

Olympus 6020 vs Panasonic FP5 size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability score of the 6020 and FP5 is 95 and 95 respectively.

Olympus 6020 vs Panasonic FP5 top view buttons comparison

Olympus 6020 vs Panasonic FP5 Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, it is tough to visualize the contrast between sensor measurements simply by checking a spec sheet. The photograph here should offer you a clearer sense of the sensor measurements in the 6020 and FP5.

As you can see, both cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing albeit different resolution. You can count on the Panasonic FP5 to give extra detail with its extra 1MP. Higher resolution will let you crop pictures far more aggressively. The older 6020 is going to be behind when it comes to sensor tech.

Olympus 6020 vs Panasonic FP5 sensor size comparison

Olympus 6020 vs Panasonic FP5 Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus 6020 vs Panasonic FP5 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus 6020 as a Portrait photography camera
Panasonic FP5 as a Portrait photography camera
28
decent megapixels (13 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
manual exposure not possible
cannot use external flash
sensor is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
33
decent sensor resolution (14 megapixels)
provides face detect focus
focusing manually not possible
manual mode not available
cannot use external flash
small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
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Street Comparison

Olympus 6020 as a Street photography camera
Panasonic FP5 as a Street photography camera
66
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
environment proof
lighter than competition (122 grams)
no moving screen
sensor is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
63
image stabilization (Optical)
provides touch to focus
no moving screen
small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Olympus 6020 as a Sports photography camera
Panasonic FP5 as a Sports photography camera
43
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent megapixels (13MP)
features tracking focus
environment proof
low frames per second (5.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority mode
sensor is small (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect auto focus
43
image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (14MP)
provides tracking focus
better than average battery (260 shots)
very slow continuous shooting (6.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority
small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Olympus 6020 Travel photography highlights
Panasonic FP5 Travel photography highlights
70
lighter than competition (122 grams)
environment proof
decent megapixels (13MP)
has built in flash
really wide (28mm)
does not have Time Lapse mode
screen is not selfie friendly
slow max aperture (f3.9)
65
better than average battery (260 per charge)
provides touch to focus
decent sensor resolution (14MP)
has built in flash
doesn't have Time Lapse function
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
wide angle not good (35mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus 6020 as a Landscape photography camera
Panasonic FP5 as a Landscape photography camera
40
really wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent megapixels (13 megapixels)
environment proof
focusing manually not possible
can't switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.9)
screen is small (2.7 inches)
manual exposure not possible
sensor is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
does not have Time Lapse mode
40
decent sized screen (3 inches)
image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (14MP)
better than average battery (260 CIPA)
focusing manually not possible
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not good (35mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
manual mode not available
small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
doesn't have Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus 6020 Vlogging details
Panasonic FP5 Vlogging details
31
really wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than competition (122g)
slow max aperture (f3.9)
screen is not selfie friendly
low quality video (1280 x 720 resolution)
does not have mic socket
30
has touchscreen
image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detect focus
wide angle not good (35mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
video res low (1280 x 720 resolution)
doesn't have mic support
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Olympus 6020 vs Panasonic FP5 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus 6020 and Panasonic FP5
 Olympus Stylus Tough 6020Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP5
General Information
Brand Name Olympus Panasonic
Model Olympus Stylus Tough 6020 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP5
Also referred to as mju Tough 6020 -
Type Waterproof Ultracompact
Revealed 2010-02-02 2011-01-05
Physical type Compact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip TruePic III Venus Engine IV
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.08 x 4.56mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor area 27.7mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 13MP 14MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution 4288 x 3216 4320 x 3240
Max native ISO 1600 6400
Min native ISO 64 100
RAW images
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch to focus
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Number of focus points - 11
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-140mm (5.0x) 35-140mm (4.0x)
Maximal aperture f/3.9-5.9 f/3.5-5.9
Macro focus range 1cm 10cm
Crop factor 5.9 5.9
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 2.7 inches 3 inches
Screen resolution 230k dots 230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Screen technology - TFT Touch Screen LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 1/4 seconds 60 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/1600 seconds
Continuous shooting rate 5.0 frames per second 6.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 4.00 m 4.90 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Fill-in Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps) 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15 fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video file format H.264 Motion JPEG
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 122g (0.27 pounds) 141g (0.31 pounds)
Dimensions 95 x 62 x 22mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 0.9") 101 x 59 x 18mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 0.7")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life - 260 pictures
Type of battery - Battery Pack
Battery model Li-50B -
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 seconds) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Card slots Single Single
Launch pricing $279 $199